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Travelling Dance Studio (DNCE20028)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDNCE20028
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This three-week study abroad subject is taught intensively on location primarily in Paris at the Centre National De Danse Contemporaine. Students will immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Paris, drawing on architecture, museums, galleries and performances to inform and inspire their own choreographic practice. Students will also be challenged to think beyond their known choreographic process through skills development workshops with notable European choreographers (Paris). Studio time will be allocated to allow for task-based research and the genesis of ideas for movement studies which will be further developed on return to the VCA (collaborative choreographic work or lecture demonstration). The students’ overseas experience will culminate with attendance and workshops at a centre for Choreographic Development in France or in an alternative European Country.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject will

  1. Gain an understanding of the European dance aesthetic in particular of notable European choreographers
  2. Create and organise aesthetic material in the role as choreographer and director
  3. Develop the individuals capacity to recognise and work within aesthetic domains and develop a strong visual aesthetic
  4. Develop in-depth and constructive critiquing of own choreographic practice.
  5. Establish intercultural skills and an understanding of a cultures complexity and respect for difference and diversity.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate rigorous and creative engagement in, and contribution to workshops and tasks.
  • Demonstrate a high level of preparation and involvement in the tutorials abroad
  • Demonstrate the capacity to gather material both experiential and researched whilst abroad
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and bring to fruition choreographic work or lecture demonstration with a high level of competency.
  • Identify the differences and similarities of the European dance aesthetic and how it has influenced Australian Dance.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE30024 Travelling Dance Studio

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Active, physical and on-going engagement in all practical workshops (including regular individual feedback); June to July (10%)

Tutorial presentation based on research abroad (equivalent to 1000 words); Week 3 of travel (25%)

Reflective paper based on experience abroad (1200 words); July (July)

Collaborative Group Project or Lecture Demonstration (approx. 10 minutes duration); End of Semester (40%)

Hurdle requirements:

100% punctual and full attendance is expected at all sessions on campus abroad.

Students must successfully complete all elements of assessment to be eligible to pass this subject.

Dates & times

  • June
    CoordinatorAnna Smith
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursThe subject is taught in intensive mode on site in designated cities in Europe. (2014 example: Paris, and Montpellier or Angers, France) in the mid year non-teaching period, June to July. (Specific dates to be advised by supervisor and available by the start of the academic year) 60 contact hours: included will be a series of intensive practical workshops, a series of 3 hour site visits and 9 X one hour tutorials.
    Total time commitment140 hours
    Teaching period10 June 2019 to 12 July 2019
    Last self-enrol date17 June 2019
    Census date28 June 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 9 August 2019
    Assessment period ends 9 September 2019

    June contact information

Time commitment details

140 hours

Further information

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    Handouts available on LMS

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 30 July 2019